Kelly Watkins, MBA, President of Expressive Concepts, is a Global Thought Leader – helping organizations to improve effectiveness by developing their employees. Ms. Watkins has witnessed Leadership and Communication from awesome to awful all over the planet – on all 7 continents. Ms. Watkins is among an elite group of experts with significant experience providing Professional Development training to Accountants. She has authored two 8-hour CPE courses for the AICPA, as well as 14 on-line courses. In 1997, Ms. Watkins facilitated 17 forums throughout the USA for the AICPA Visioning Project. She has been facilitating AICPA courses since 1999. Ms. Watkins has written six books and hundreds of articles, including a Feature Article in the Journal of Accountancy. She teaches Global Management & Leadership courses at the top-ranked IU Kelley School of Business. She serves on the Board of the District Export Council (approved by the US Secretary of Commerce). She is a Global Ambassador for The International Alliance for Women. Ms. Watkins is Past President of the National Speakers Association/Kentucky. She has a B.S. with Honors in Marketing and an MBA in Marketing and International Business. She is an Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner (behavior profiles). Ms. Watkins is also a Marshall Goldsmith-certified Executive Coach.